Mimoun El Oujdi

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Mimoun El Oujdi
ميمون الوجدي
Born Mimoun Bakoush
ميمون بكوش

1950 (age 67–68)
Oujda, Morocco
Residence
Nationality Moroccan
Other names Cheb Mimoun El Oujdi
Occupation
Known for

Mimoun El Oujdi (Arabic: ميمون الوجدي‎) is a Moroccan singer in the predominantly Moroccan raï genre of music.[1] Like other Maghrebi raï singers, he is habitually given the title "Cheb" (الشاب), meaning "young", and is usually known as Cheb Mimoun El Oujdi (الشاب ميمون الوجدي). He was born Mimoun Bakoush (ميمون بكوش) in Oujda in 1950; Oujda is approximately fifteen kilometres from the Algerian border. Mimoun El Oujdi released 18 albums between 1982 and 2012, including Barmān (1985), Alamāne (1995) and Soulouh (2008).

Releases[edit]

Album releases by Mimoun El Oujdi include the following, with year, approximate transliteration and original title:

  • 2010: Raqat al-basma (رقة البسمة)
  • 2008: Soulouh (سولوه)
  • 2004: Ghorba bla wniss (غربة بلا ونيس)
  • 2000: Marjāna (مرجانة)
  • 1997: Tnahad qalbi ki tfakart (تنهد قلبي كي تفكرت)
  • 1996: Aadite ezinne (عاديت الزين)
  • 1995: Alamāne (ألمان)
  • 1992: Az-zin wma darte fia (الزين وما درت فيا)
  • 1990: Alkay fat-talafun (الكي فالتيليفون)
  • 1988: Salwa al-maktāb (سالوا المكتاب)
  • 1987: Ana bagheit habibi (أنا بغيت حبيبي)
  • 1986: Ya moul taksi (يا مول الطاكسي)
  • 1985: Barmān (بارمان)
  • 1984: Ash-shidda ma tdoum (الشدة ما تدوم)
  • 1984: Ana ma nawlish (أنا ما نوليش)
  • 1984: Raha djaia mehnati (راها جاية محنتي)
  • 1982: En-nar kedāt (النار كدات)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tony Langlois, "Raï", Grove Music Online. Accessed March 2013 (subscription required).